If you see flashing blue and red lights in your rear view mirror, you are going to pull over – and that’s what the bad guys are counting on.
“An imposter places police lights on a personal vehicle to disguise (it as) a police car,” says State Rep. Silvana Tabares (D-Chicago), sponsoring a bill to make this sort of masquerade illegal.
“Persons have used vehicles that are outfitted to look like police vehicles (and) have pulled over unsuspecting citizens and done unthinkable things,” says State Rep. Emily McAsey (D-Lockport).
Tabares pointed to several incidents reported in the Springfield area this year of someone trying to pull drivers over.
H.B. 3054 passed the House, 114-0.
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